The word entorpecieras is the imperfect subjunctive form of entorpecer in the second person singular.
See the full entorpecer conjugation


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make difficult)
a. to slow down
Los baches en el camino entorpecieron el tráfico.The potholes on the road slowed down the traffic.
b. to obstruct
Yo creo que los videojuegos no entorpecen los procesos de desarrollo de los niños.I believe that video games don't obstruct children's development process.
c. to hinder
El fuerte viento entorpecía los esfuerzos de los bomberos para extinguir el incendio.The strong wind hindered the firefighters' efforts to extinguish the fire.
d. to hold up
La niebla espesa entorpeció el avance de los coches en la carretera.The thick fog held up the cars along the highway.
e. to slow up
Una falla en una de las máquinas entorpeció la producción en la fábrica.A failure in one of the machines slowed up production in the factory.
2. (to make lethargic)
a. to hinder
Uno de los efectos secundarios de estos analgésicos es que pueden entorpecer los movimientos de las manos.One of the side effects of these painkillers is that they can hinder your hand movements.
b. to dull
Beber alcohol entorpece el proceso de toma de decisiones.Drinking alcohol dulls the decision making process.
c. to numb
Siento que la anestesia que me pusieron entorpeció mis piernas.I feel like the anesthesia they gave me numbed my legs.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to take longer)
a. to slow down
Las labores de rescate se entorpecieron por culpa de la lluvia.The rescue work slowed down because of the rain.
4. (to become awkward)
a. to become clumsy
Los movimientos de Juan se entorpecieron un poco tras sufrir el accidente.Juan's movements became a bit clumsy after he had the accident.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (debilitar; movimientos)
a. to hinder
2. (miembros)
a. to numb
3. (mente)
a. to cloud
4. (dificultar)
a. to obstruct, to hinder
5. (tráfico)
a. to hold up, to slow down
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transitive verb
1 (estorbar) (gen) to obstruct; hinder; [+proyectos] to set back; [+tráfico] to slow down; slow up; [+trabajo] to delay; hinder;
2 (aletargar) [+entendimiento] to dull; stupefy; [+miembro] to make numb
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